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NASA Artemis I Moon Mission Slips to Possible August Launch Date

NASA Artemis I Moon Mission Slips to Possible August Launch Date

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Over the last month or so, NASA has battled sudden, unexpected technical issues surrounding the Artemis I moon mission, a trailblazing endeavor to bring humanity back to the lunar surface.

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And on Thursday, the agency announced that Artemis I's launch will probably be pushed to August, well after the previous projection of May.

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That's because important prelaunch testing, NASA says, can likely resume only sometime in the middle of June.

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Here's a timeline of the roller-coaster ride leading up to the mission's most recent, rather sizable delay.

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Since April 1, NASA has been trying to get through a crucial testing sequence called the "wet dress rehearsal."

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This is pretty much the final challenge before launch and its name comes from the fact that it's focused on steps like loading the Space Launch System rocket with cryogenic fuel.

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